Hello, friends, we’re in October! Can you believe that? This is one of my favorite times of year as I’m sure every basic gal agrees with me. I’ve already found a new way to drink Pumpkin Spice drinks thanks to one of my fellow military spouse friends. Shoutout to Emily Hanisco!
Now onto the good stuff! To give you a bit of a background on this – you must first know that I really didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it just wasn’t one of the recognized holidays in my family’s house. In fact, by the time I was fifteen years old I felt so deprived of all those years I didn’t go Trick or Treating that my best friend and I went Trick or Treating ourselves…at 15 years old. I remember being SO excited to go that Halloween and I’ll never forget all of the odd looks from parents as they opened their doors to see two teenagers standing there waiting for candy. Some of them refused us but we had a good laugh and created some awesome memories that night.
Disclaimer: If you don’t want to read about things like the importance of good underwear and a pack of Midol™, then go ahead and skip this post.
From my days working in the great city of Washington, D.C., I very quickly learned the importance of having a killer purse emergency kit. One too many times I would trek into Union Station to find pain reliever and other small necessity items during my lunch break. It was in one of those moments that I decided that something needed to change. Days later, a purse emergency kit became a staple in my work tote.
Why is this important for busy women?
My commute to my internship near Capitol Hill involved a bus and two metro trains for a combined one-hour journey most mornings. If I forgot something, I never had time to run back to my place to retrieve the needed item. Most busy women and mothers don’t have time to turn back if you forget something. I thanked myself a million times over once I started carrying an emergency kit with me. Since this small item has made such a positive impact in my life, I’d like to share how I built my kit with my fellow readers.
Emergency kits are perfect for work totes, larger purses, and even diaper bags. Ladies, you could have on the most killer outfit one day but an unexpected splash of from your latte on white trousers will have you wishing that there was a tide pen handy. Here is what I pack in my purse emergency kit:
This past week I tagged along with my fashion blogger friend Rachel Wehring, owner of the blog What is She Wehring. Rachel is my old next door neighbor from our first apartment complex in Florida. We’re both Texans, love dogs and wine. How perfect, right?
We had always talked about taking photos together in downtown Pensacola, so I decided that we would finally set a date for it.
How do you raise a service puppy/dog? Well, I didn’t know either until Rob and I embarked on this crazy venture. And it’s crazy at times!
We first found about America’s Vet Dog Program when I went to obtain my very first military ID. Whoo! When we were getting my ID, the gentleman helping us out had photos the service dog he was raising on his wall. He then informed us that there was a prison in Milton, Florida (not far from Pensacola) that trains service puppies during the week and places the pups with families during the weekends to get them socialized for a normal life. If you’re accepted into the program, you’ll have a pup placed with you, including all of their vet bills, food, crate, etc paid for!